Дата публикации: 2017-10-12 14:25
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In spring (September-November), the first signs of magnolias and cherry blossoms appear on the suburban streets and the mesmerizing lilac of jacaranda trees are in bloom.
May and June are festival filled – Sydney literally lights up for the Vivid Sydney festival, and there''s Riesling quaffing at The Sydney Writers'' Festival followed by the Sydney Film Festival and the Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival.
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Most people are fairly honest, but watch out for taxi drivers who insist on taking you the scenic way to the airport or Bondi Beach.
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New alcohol laws: licensed venues in Sydney''s CBD Entertainment Precinct must observe a lockout law (if you are outside the venue at this time you will not be allowed entry) and a 8am curfew on sale of alcohol. The precinct includes parts of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst and stretches to The Rocks and from Kings Cross to Cockle Bay. Small bars (up to 65 people), restaurants and tourist accommodation establishments are exempt from these laws
S ydney has a reputation for being beautiful but shallow, but like the pretty girl in high school, she is often misunderstood and falsely labelled a show pony. Look a little closer and you’ll find a city with a long and complex history, and one that’s about so much more than being ridiculously good looking.
S ydney Visitor Centres are at: corner of Argyle Street and Playfair Steet, The Rocks and 88 Wheat Road (between IMAX Theatre and Darling Walk), Darling Harbour ( ). Both are open daily, -
Y ou just can’t beat Sydney in summer (December-February), and this goes for the rest of New South Wales too. The beaches along the coast, from the Norfolk pine-lined south to the sub-tropical beaches and banana plantations of the north, are at their most glorious in the hotter months. Prices do rise significantly in December and January, so if you are trying to keep costs down choose to come in February and March, the months following peak season. The water and the people stay warm long after party season has settled.